AIR TRANSPORTATIONPlease be sure to reconfirm your international flight 48 hours before departure
Automated Teller Machines can only be found on San Cristobal Island and on Santa Cruz Island. You will have access to an ATM only at the beginning and end of your cruise and once more during your cruise. Most ATM's accept international ATM cards.
The airlines that operates to Galapagos, allows one piece of luggage per person no more than 30 kilos(aproximately 60 pounds). We recommend locking your luggage during your fly.
BANK AND BANK HOURS
Banks are open to the public from 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. Most banks in Galapagos will allow you to make a transaction with your National bank.
BEST TIME TO VISIT GALAPAGOS
The Galapagos Islands can be visited during any time of the year. The warmest season is from December to May when you get the most hours of clear skies. Clear skies however do not guarantee the best wildlife viewing on the islands due to the intensity of the sun. If you are a diver, the best time to visit Galapagos is from June - November. During these months, the water temperature is the coldest but there are much better chances to see larger schools of hammerheads and even whale sharks.
The Galapagos Islands have a subtropical climate regulated by the cold Humboldt current and the warm El Nino current. Weather varies during the year. From December until May temperatures range from low 80°s to low 90°s (with possibilities of rain). From June to September temperatures vary from low 60°'s to high 70°'s. This is the garua season (mist in the mornings). From October until December temperatures range from 70°s to 80°' (dry season).
During your Galapagos Cruise, you can call home the day that you visit Puerto Ayora. Please check your boat's itinerary link to see on what day you will visit Puerto Ayora.
The currency in Galapagos is the same as that of mainland Ecuador: the US Dollar.
The Galapagos Islands does not have customs since there are no international airports. In the airport your personal luggage will receive a slight inspection for things like fruits or seeds that might be introduced to the islands.
According to Ecuadorian Immigration regulations, every foreign passenger entering the Country must have a passport with a time validity of at least 6 months from the day of arrival to Ecuador.
We advise you to bring comfortable breathable clothes, shorts, T-shirts, swimsuits and good hiking shoes are required to walk over the lava rock paths.
DRESS FOR DINNER
Casual attire is required during dinner (Shorts, sandals or swimsuits are not allowed in the dinning room).